Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Dual Broadcomm NICs
NIC bonding works correctly, but the network is not initialized properly after a server restart.'rcnetwork restart` must be manually issued to enable bonded network devices.
Enable NIC bonding (teaming) with SLES 9
If you experience a problem with the network devices not being initialized properly after a server restart, the NIC driver may not be loading automatically when bond0 is being initialized. To resolve this problem, follow these instructions:
- Edit /etc/sysconfig/kernel
- Set the parameter MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT to
the driver(s) which are needed by the bonding slaves.
For Broadcomm 5700 cards, use bcm5700 or tg3 as in the following example:MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="bcm5700"orMODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT="tg3"
- Reboot the machine and
everything should now work properly.